This isn't a question as much as venting... Of course, the title is a little misleading; I know how I want to write...I just can't. When I sit down to write something, be it a short story or part of a novel, my plan is to bust through a bunch of pages quickly, not pay too much attention to word mechanics, sentence structure, typos, etc. I figure I can get all of my main ideas down, then worry about fixing everything later during editing. However...that just never works for me. After I write a paragraph or two - once in a while, as much as a full page - I end up going back and reworking/correcting/changing it right then. Fix dialogue, change wording, you name it. I get so bogged down in doing this that I end up not making much progress. Over the weekend, I had a mini-epiphany about a story I want to write, so the last three nights I sat down to start it. I'm exactly 1.5 pages in. It's almost like I do the initial, second and third drafts all at once and I CAN'T STOP DOING IT. The two worst things are that (1) even by writing like this, it's not like I end up with a finish product, it still needs further editing later and (2) I end up spending (wasting) time on sections that end up getting drastically changed or cut completely depending on what happens later on. Ugh.